Stadium at San Benito High School. Photo by Julia Hicks.

Sports & Recreation

SBHS football returns to practice, then packs it back in

Sports programs stop all activities and receive revamped sport schedules following county’s inclusion on state COVID-19 monitoring list.

The San Benito High School gifted basketball team with the Everett Alvarez Eagles after an April 11 game. SBHS won 24-20. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Children and Youth

Gifted basketball nets a win for SBHS

Balers beat Everett Alvarez Eagles 24-20.

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Children and Youth

Hollister Little League opens registration for Spring 2019 Season

League is open to boys and girls ages 5 to 12.

San Benito High Balers get ready to play during the first quarter of their game in Salinas against Los Gatos High School on Sept. 7. Photo by Malia Chang.

Children and Youth

Balers take on the competition

San Benito High School football has two more games this season.

Members of the Girls' Field Hockey team cut the grand opening ribbon as school board members and the crowd looked on. Photo by Ed Wong.

Children and Youth

SBHS ribbon-cutting for new multi-use athletic field draws a crowd

A diverse group attends ceremony highlighting the benefits for students.

Eric Kraul, 16, lives with the medical repercussions of his sports related head injury.

Children and Youth

A football injury changes a boy’s life, perhaps forever—but what’s being done about it?

Sidelined at 16 by a serious concussion on the eve of his senior season, former Haybaler tight end Eric Kraul struggles with medical issues that could last a lifetime—and now questions whether the system should have done more to protect him...


Schools & Education

Local high school league to become largest in state

The Monterey Bay League will merge with other leagues to form Pacific Coast Athletic League, featuring 33 schools

Lilla Bell and Jake Bourdet, both age 14, have been roping together for three years.

Children and Youth

Local Teens Compete Wednesday in National Rodeo Finals

14-year-olds Lilla Bell and Jake Bourdet will compete together in team roping

Roping and other ranch-type activities are held during extreme cowboy race.

Sports & Recreation

Cowboy race goes to the extreme

Worldwide Extreme Cowboy Race comes to Panoche Valley

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Art & Culture

Car show benefits high school athletics

Objects of beauty were openly on display in Hollister Saturday, March 26. It only happens once a year but the artistry and imagination at work was admirable at the fourth annual Hot Rod show held at San Benito High School's football parking lot. The Impala Club of Hollister and the Hollister Collision Center organized the event, where

Eighty percent of the competitors in gymkhana are women.


Gymkhana, racing to beat the clock

Gymkhana is an equestrian event that is all about speed. Bolado Park is hosting the championship finals this week

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Children and Youth

Junior Giants “first pitch” is on deck

Volunteers, including coaches and team parents, needed for free, non-competitive baseball league


Art & Culture

Electronic Sports League features big prize money

Millions available to winners of competitive gaming competitions


Children and Youth

Girls’ wrestling gains momentum at SBHS

Lady Balers look to make an impact as the wrestling season begins


Schools & Education

Lacrosse is SBHS’s newest sport

The team will play in the Mission Trail Athletic League